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Council wants your views on revised town plan

Town Clerk Chris Wayman in the library with the Buckingham Neighbourhood Plan.
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Town Clerk Chris Wayman in the library with the Buckingham Neighbourhood Plan. 131128M-A407 ENGPNL00120131128122533

A town council wants to know what residents think about its revised neighbourhood development plan.

There’s a chance to ask questions and find out more about the revised Buckingham Neighbourhood Development Plan on Saturday, when a drop-in session is being held at the council chamber at the Community Centre from 9am to 1pm.

Town councillors and the town plan officer, Sheena McMurtrie, will be on hand to answer your questions.

If approved, the plan will become the blueprint for development in Buckingham over the next 20 years.

The original draft plan had to be revised, after objections from residents of Radclive cum Chackmore parish.

The revised plan went into pre-submission consultation on July 1 and the consultation ends on August 12.

It can be viewed at Buckingham Library and on the Town Council website at www.buckingham-tc.gov.uk/neighbourhood-dp/neighbourhood-dp.html

Two further drop-in sessions will be held from 9am to 1pm on the following two Saturdays at Buckingham Market.

The Buckingham Neighbourhood Development Plan makes provision for 617 phased, well-designed, diverse dwellings within the plan area, including affordable

housing, over five main sites.

It also allows for an additional 400 rooms to accommodate the expansion of the University of Buckingham, 6.5 hectares of new employment land, new green spaces and the protection of existing green spaces including the canal area.

New sports facilities to meet existing needs and provide for future growth and a new cemetery and allotments are also included.

The plan is being made under powers set out in the Localism Act 2011, and it is a central feature that it should reflect the desires of the local population as to where, and in what form, development should take place.

Feedback forms are available on the town council website and at the library.

Leaflets containing a summary of the plan are due be distributed through doors within the plan area by next week.

Forms and comments should be submitted to the town council by 5pm on Tuesday, August 12.

 

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